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J. R. Tucker Principal  Mr. A. Raymond

Administrator

Student Alpha Assignment

Grade Sponsor Assignment 2018-2019

Mrs. Phipps

M-Q 9th

Mr. Schulhoff

E-L 10th
Dr. Rodriguez R-Z

11th

Mr. Engel A-D 12th

 

Athletic Director  Chris Brown


Innovative Learning Coach  
Andrea Lund


Coordinator of Assessments and Remediation 
Stephenia Muterspaugh

Career & Tech Ed   Deborah Agee, Chair

Business & Information Technology

Our mission is to equip students with 21st Century skills that will enable them to pass certification exams, be successful in college and/or in the work environment, and to appreciate lifelong learning.

Teachers:

Jim Behne

Carla Jones

Dr. Felicia Jenkins

Family & Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences provide a great opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills that support healthy, functioning, families and their work roles. Students learn to apply problem-solving processes to personal, family, and work problems. Their self-esteem is enhanced through an appreciation of human worth and positive relationship skills.

Teachers:

Debbie Agee

Megan Ashby

Keilondi Johnson

Marine Corps Junior ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) – www.tuckerjortc.weebly.com  

This program serves as a great first step from middle school to high school. Students participate in core subjects; study skills improvement, leadership traits, principles and styles, drill and ceremonies; physical fitness and health; weapons safety and marksmanship training; military organizations and equipment, land navigation and military history. There is no military obligation associated with participation in this program. However, if desired, students may enter military service with the advanced rank of E2 (private first class). MCJROTC cadets may participate in the MCJROTC Color Guard, Close Order Drill Team, or Rifle Marksmanship Team. We are currently working on creating a Physical Fitness Team. These activities are conducted before and after school.

Teachers:  Lt. Col. Brent Reiffer and SgtMaj. Ronald Cauley

Marketing Our mission is to equip students with 21st Century skills that will enable them to pass certification exams, be successful in college and/or in the work environment, and to appreciate lifelong learning.

Teacher:

Mercedes Buck

Technology Education

Through the use of technology as a learning tool, students develop concepts and skills necessary to control technology at home and in the work environment. They prepare for advanced education and employment in technology-related fields such as engineering, manufacturing, construction, communications, transportation and design. Students quickly discover how to use technology to solve problems, and predict the impact of solutions on people and the environment. As students participate in Technology Student Association (TSA), the co-curricular student organization, they develop leadership skills.

Teachers:

John Clarke

Camille Williams

Edgenuity   Dr. Terri Kilmer, Chair

English   Julia Cuccherini, Chair

Through the course offerings in the English Department, students acquire many attributes and skills that will enhance the quality of living. Among these are respect for diversity of background; the development of imagination; the ability to listen perceptively; the motivation to read for information and as well as pleasure; interest in preserving the tradition of free thought; expanded interests in a variety of topics; the ability to discuss vigorously; knowledge of appropriate language usage and the ability to communicate clearly and honestly.

Teachers:

Julia Cuccherini

James Dow

Kate Ficklin

Elyse Ghassemi

Jason Golos

Lee Hall

Ellie Kurth

Mary McKeegan

Linda Mills

Kristen Mistler

Stephanie O’Shea

Sam Rock

Rebecca Stooks

English as a Second Language (ESL) & World Languages  Sarah Carr & Raina VandeRiet, Co-Chairs

ESL

The ESL program at Tucker High School is dedicated to providing students with exceptional English-language instruction and preparing students for success in the mainstream classroom. Learn more about our program: Tucker ESL Website

Teachers:

Brittany Baker- ESL Language & Culture I-II; Individual Living Skills; Job Readiness Skills

Sarah Carr- ESL I; Reading Across the Curriculum II

Anthony MacDonald- ESL III-V; English 10

Abby Wilson- ESL I-II; Reading Across the Curriculum I

World Languages

The World Language curricula facilitate cross-cultural communication and provide authentic experiences to increase cultural awareness, preparing students to be proficient global citizens. Students master the four language domains of listening, reading, speaking, and writing while practicing the target language through activities to strengthen their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills. We offer an immersive experience through the Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship’s Immersion program, as well as rigorous International Baccalaureate courses in Chinese, French, and Spanish.

Teachers & Courses:

Jay Barnes – Spanish I, Spanish II, IBMYP Spanish II

Valerie Beausergent – French II, IV, IBMYP French II, IBMYP French IV

Phyllis Claytor – Spanish II, Immersion Spanish 12/AP Lit, ACA Spanish 101-102, ACA Spanish 201-202

Dr. Michael Compton – Latin II, III, IV

Jose Florez – Spanish I, Spanish III, Immersion Spanish 9

Dr. Yan Gao – Chinese I, II, III, IV, IBDP Chinese VI

Suzie Hester – Immersion 10, Cultures and Connections, Immersion Field Exp, Immersion Health & PE 9

Elizabeth McDermid – French I, III, IBMYP French III, IBDP French IV/V, IBDP French V/VI

Michelle Rodriguez (Valerio) – Spanish II, III, IV, IBMYP Spanish IV

Jessica Ulloa-Chinchilla – Spanish III, IBMYP Spanish III, Immersion Spanish 11/AP Spanish Language, Immersion World History and Geography II

Raina VandeRiet – Spanish II, IBDP Spanish IV/V, IBDP Spanish V/VI

Exceptional Education   Daniel Lingerfelt, Chair

The Exceptional Education Department at J. R. Tucker High School is committed to serving special needs students in the least restrictive environment. To the highest extent possible, students are placed in regular education classrooms with support by special education staff to the student and the regular education teacher. This is the least restrictive environment possible.

Teachers:

Eric Adamczyk

Jennifer Andrews

Julia Brown

Bailey Geary

Jennifer Harrelson

Lacy Hodges

Katie Johnston

Sallie Johnston

William Lewis

Daniel Lingerfelt

Sheila Morgan

Beth Murray

Brandon Smith

Fine Arts   Clint Miller, Chair

Teachers:

Lisa Dyer

Austin Frank

Clint F. Miller

Melvina Roane

Tanya Rogish

Ann-Marie Slinkman

Chorus

The choral department at J.R. Tucker High School remains one of the best in the area. It continues to grow as the years progress. The students learn styles of music, musical theory, how to read and sVight sing their pieces of music, correct use of their vocal mechanism, and the proper concert behavior. Each class serves a different purpose that helps in making the department successful.

Strings

The String Orchestra consists of a talented group of students who have many goals to achieve by the end of the school year. Some of their goals include: playing all major scales, the chromatic scale, and the melodic minor scale; learning three-octave scales; performing music with complex meters and rhythms; sight reading Grade IV music; demonstrating a refined playing position and response to visual direction from the conductor; and performing in combination with other performing groups.

Health/Physical Education   Mollie Pawlowski, Chair

Physical Education classes assist students in developing physically and mentally. Through P.E. classes, students will be able to demonstrate and explain health-enhancing behaviors that prevent disease, promote health, and reduce health risks; demonstrate goal setting and decision-making skills to enhance health; access and interpret health information and analyze the influence of culture, media and technology on health; identify and demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to advocate for and enhance health; apply movement concepts and principles to the development of motor skills; achieve and maintain a minimal level of wellness-related physical fitness; demonstrate respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.

Teachers:

Corey Bradt

John Compel

Sarah Dietz

George Earle

Jamie Messer

Mollie Pawlowski

Mathematics   Paul Reese, Chair

Teachers:

Danielle Brown

Katherine Brown

Stephen Cheney

Holly Condon

David Geary

Clyde Gutherie

Abigail Jago

Yvette Lee

Laura McCoig

Mylene Melson

Lindsay Pilong

Carle Poto

Paul Reese

Gary Williams

Science   Matt Togna, Chair

Our Science Department provides students with the opportunity to develop and use experimental design in scientific inquiry. Students apply scientific concepts, skills, and processes to everyday experiences. They make informed decisions regarding contemporary scientific issues and develop respect for the environment, its inhabitants, and historical contributions. Students also learn to use the language of science to communicate understanding and explore science related careers and interests.

Teachers:

Kimberly Borden

Charlie Cuccherini

Chris Didlake

Tina Hutcheson

Dana Iuga

Krystal Johnson

Charles Lane

Anthony Mistler

Jane Selden

Sheralyne Tierseron

Joan Tique

Matt Togna

Joyce Tzavellas

Social Studies   D. Paige Wesson, Chair

Through the study of social dynamics, students cultivate respect for authority and others. They learn to understand and appreciate democratic concepts and the responsibilities of citizenship. Local, state, national and global perspectives are developed as students link the effects of the past to the present. Students learn to relate geography to society, economics and politics and are taught to relate economic concepts to daily life.

Teachers:

Megan Botteri

James Dorton

Karen Finch

Jesse Gauthier

Allyson Goyette

Lee Knapp

Kevin Mable

Brennan Maynard

Richard Rhodes

Scott Seal

Katherine Snow

Michael Strusky

Paige Wesson

 

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